MGT501 201630 Additional Assessment Item - Essay You will be required to write a 3000 word essay as follows: Drawing on information from an organisation with which you are familiar, (a) analyse and evaluate a selection of relevant management theories in the context of your organisation; and (b) compile a series of recommendations for that organisation that would enhance the practice of management of one of the topics selected from the three options below. Either a. The role of culture within the organisation. Or b. The ability of the organisation to manage change and to learn and adapt as a whole organisation. Or c. How the organisation manages diversity. In either instance, you will need to demonstrate an understanding and critical analysis of the theories surrounding the topic, as well as evaluating the practical reality in the workplace. Please refer to relevant academic literature and source materials, as well as drawing upon your knowledge of the organisation. Rationale: This assignment is designed to: - familiarise students with the various theories relating to organisations and organisational planning and control. - encourage students to discern the strengths and weaknesses of the wide array of theoretical contributions; - encourage students to use empirical evidence to support their arguments. Marking Criteria You will be assessed against the same criteria and marking rubric used for Assessments 2 and 3 in 201630, namely: 1. An organisation that is or has been in the news during the past two years is used as an example. 2. At least three theoretical concepts from one of the above topics are identified, examined and evaluated. 3. Application and critical evaluation of these theoretical concepts and how they influence the management practice of your chosen topic in your organisation. 4. Critically reflect on these practices and compile a series of recommendations that would enhance the management of your topic in your chosen organisation. 5. Academic and professional communication skills: • Follows an essay structure. • Writing style must follow professional literacy guidelines. • Citations and a final reference list that follows the APA6 guidelines accurately. • The quality of writing and presentation: accurate mechanics (spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.); use respectful language to discuss all people; avoid emotive language; employ inclusive, non-sexist language. • Minimum of ten (10) citations/references Please refer to the marking rubrics for Assessments 2 and 3 in the MGT501 201630 subject outline for more details. Requirements This assignment is to be submitted by email to Vkhurana@studygroup.com at or before midnight on Friday 30 September 2016
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